Monday, 4 April 2011

Local elections fund-raising target of £500

A note from our Treasurer:

"Dear Reading and Wokingham Green Party supporter

I am writing to ask if you will please support our election fund-raising appeal. We hope to raise £500.00 in donations. Our current target is to get a second Green councillor elected in Park Ward in Reading in May this year. Our candidate, selected last September, is Melanie Eastwood. We have been working hard on local bread-and-butter issues and on bigger concerns such as opposing cuts to the care of elderly and vulnerable people. And we have also been working to get Melanie’s name and profile as well known in Park Ward as Rob White’s - quite a challenge. The main way we do this is through print: ward newsletters, election addresses, leaflets, posters etc. We estimate that, worst case, we will spend £710 between now and 5th May, and best case £570. So you can see we need your help. £5.00 will cover half of our telephone costs, £10.00 will pay for 50 posters, £25 will pay for all the vote tomorrow leaflets. Any amount is welcome, large or small. You can donate online via the donate button at the top right of Rob's blog, or you can send a cheque to me at 19 Hyde End Road, Shinfield, Reading RG2 9EP -- payable to Reading Green Party.

Thank you and regards

Marjory Bisset
Hon. Treasurer, Reading and Wokingham Green Party"

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